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Real Salt Lake advances to MLS Cup final
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Real Salt Lake's Robbie Findley, left, reacts along with Devon Sandoval after Findley scored a goal against the Portland Timbers in the first half of the second game of the Western Conference finals in the MLS Cup soccer playoffs Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 24, 2013, 11:15 pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Robbie Findley's first-half goal put a comeback out of reach for the Timbers and Real Salt Lake advanced to the MLS Cup with a 1-0 victory over Portland on Sunday night for a 5-2 aggregate advantage in the Western Conference final.

Salt Lake took a 4-2 lead two weeks ago at Rio Tinto Stadium in the opener of the two-leg series. RSL, which won the league championship in 2009, will play Sporting Kansas City for this season's title on Dec. 7.

Sunday's victory extended RSL's unbeaten streak against Portland to 10 straight matches. The Timbers remain winless against Real Salt Lake since their first meeting when Portland joined MLS in the 2011 season.

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